RC Lay Consecrated Men

History

Our history in Regnum Christi as lay consecrated men began in 1972.

On January 25, 1972, two young members of Regnum Christi from the section in Madrid, Spain joined the lay consecrated life, then called third degree after completing a discernment retreat. That was the first secular consecration of men in Regnum Christi, from which the Society of Apostolic Life Lay Consecrated Men was formed and continues to this day: first as the members of the third degree, then as a Private Association of the Faithful, and now as a Society of Apostolic Life.

The availability and generosity of those young men historically bore fruit in the establishment of male lay consecrated life in Regnum Christi, thus allowing other members of Regnum Christi to find and live this vocation.

Chronology of

Our history

January 25, 1972

First Incorporations

The first incorporations into the then lay third degree of Regnum Christi, with the consecrations of two young men in Madrid, Spain. In July, three more consecrations followed, and in December, another five took place.

January 25, 1972

January 1, 1973

First Formation Center (Madrid)

Foundation of the first formation center for lay consecrated men of Regnum Christi in Madrid.

January 1, 1973

July 1, 1974

International Course

International course for young members of Regnum Christi at Reajo del Roble (Madrid). Spanish and Mexican youth share this experience which is crucial for the expansion of lay consecration of Regnum Christi to Mexico.

July 1, 1974

October 1, 1974

First Year of Formation

Primer año de formación

The first Year of Formation (1974-1975 academic year) begins for members of the lay consecrated men in  in Madrid, Spain.

October 1, 1974

April 13, 1973

First group of lay consecrated men in Mexico

The first eight Mexicans (from Mexico City) to become lay consecrated included  two future general directors of Regnum Christi, Fr. Álvaro Corcuera LC and Fr. Eduardo Robles Gil LC.

April 13, 1973

May 31, 1975

Center for Lay Consecrated Men (Mexico)

Foundation of the center for lay consecrated men of Regnum Christi in Mexico City.

May 31, 1975

January 1, 1978

Center for Lay Consecrated Men (Dublin)

Foundation of the center for lay consecrated men of Regnum Christi in Dublin. Since 1976 a few Irish men embraced a vocation to the lay consecrated life in Regnum Christi.

January 1, 1978

January 26, 1979

First Visit of Pope John Paul II

Primer visita del Papa Juan Pablo a México

First visit of Pope John Paul II to Mexico. The Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement actively collaborated in the visit, particularly the men of the lay third degree.

January 26, 1979

October 1, 1979

Formation Center (Mexico)

The formation center for men of the lay third degree is inaugurated in Mexico City.

October 1, 1979

June 1, 1993

Centro Estudiantil (Mexico)

Centro Estudiantil is founded in Mexico City.

June 1, 1993

July 1, 2006

First Biennial Renewal

The first biennial renewal for lay consecrated men of Regnum Christi takes place in July and August.

July 1, 2006

July 24, 2006

César Fernández

Becomes the first lay consecrated man to pass away.

July 24, 2006

February 7, 2010

Assistant to the General Director

An Assistant to the General Director is appointed for the male lay third degree of Regnum Christi.

February 7, 2010

May 1, 2010

Member Meetings

Meetings of male third-degree members at Rancho El Dorado (State of Mexico, Mexico) called by the general directori of Regnum Christ to reflect on their own identity.

 

May 1, 2010

May 3, 2010

Visitor from the Holy See

The Press Office of the Holy See announces that the Holy Father will send a visitor to the consecrated members of Regnum Christi.

May 3, 2010

November 9, 2010

Apostolic Visit

TheApostolic Visit by His Excellency Don Ricardo Blázquez, Archbishop of Valladolid, to the consecrated members of Regnum Christi is announced. The visit takes place between January and June 2011.

November 9, 2010

February 15, 2012

Pontifical Delegate

Pontifical Delegate Card. Velasio De Paolis entrusts Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda with the authority to accompany the consecrated members, ending the authority of the general director of Regnum Christi over their internal life, and announces the upcoming appointment of their own government.

February 15, 2012

June 1, 2012

General and Territorial Governments

The general and territorial governments of the consecrated members, appointed by the Pontifical Delegate, take office. Jorge López González becomes the first general director of the lay consecrated men.

June 1, 2012

October 4, 2012

Own Communities

Starting in June 2012, the consecrated lay members form their own communities and stop living in Legionary communities. The community in Rome is established at its headquarters on October 4th.

October 4, 2012

October 12, 2012

Central Commission

The Central Commission for the evaluation of the Statutes of the third degree of Regnum Christi is established, which will assist in the reflection and renewal process of the consecrated members.

October 12, 2012

December 1, 2013

First General Assembly

The first General Assembly of the Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi concluded in Rome, which began on November 25. Jorge López González was elected as the general director, and a Statute text was presented to the Pontifical Delegate.

December 1, 2013

December 12, 2013

Statutes of the Association

The Pontifical Delegate provisionally approves the Statutes of the Private Association of Consecrated Lay Faithful of Regnum Christi ad experimentum.

December 12, 2013

March 1, 2014

Provisional Framework

The Pontifical Delegate approves the Provisional Framework of Collaboration for the Regnum Christi Movement.

March 1, 2014

November 14, 2015

Congress “Consacrazione in Uscita”

The Congress “Consacrazione in Uscita” is held at the Regina Apostolorum Athenaeum, promoted by a group of consecrated women and consecrated men of Regnum Christi, along with members of other ecclesial realities with lay consecration. The congress reflects on the identity of the lay consecrated person.

November 14, 2015

November 25, 2018

Canonical Erection of the Society of Apostolic Life

Erección canónica de la Sociedad de Vida Apostólica Laicos Consagrados del Regnum Christi de derecho pontificio y aprobación de sus Constituciones, de acuerdo con lo solicitado por la asamblea general extraordinaria en su primera fase, del 27 de diciembre de 2017 al 1 de enero de 2018, en Chapala (Jalisco,..Leer más »

November 25, 2018

Diciembre 07, 2018

Extraordinary General Assembly

The second phase of the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Consecrated Lay Men of Regnum Christi concludes in Rome.

Diciembre 07, 2018

May 31, 2019

Canonical Erection of the Regnum Christi Federation

Canonical Erection of the Regnum Christi Federation and pontifical approval of its Statutes, in response to the request signed by the three general directors of the Legion of Christ, the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, and the Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi on December 6, 2018.

May 31, 2019

February 12, 2020

Start of the Second Ordinary General Assembly

In the Second Ordinary General Assembly of the Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi in Rome, Félix Gómez Rueda is elected as the new general director of the Society of Apostolic Life.

February 12, 2020

February 16, 2020

Conclusion of the Second Ordinary General Assembly

The Second Ordinary General Assembly of the Lay  Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi, which began on January 25th, concludes in Rome.

February 16, 2020

June 23, 2021

Constitutions of the Society of Apostolic Life

Pontifical approval ad experimentum of the Constitutions of the Society of Apostolic Life of the Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi.

June 23, 2021

January 2, 2022

50th Anniversary Reflection Gathering

The Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi gather in Chapala (Jalisco, Mexico) to reflect and celebrate their upcoming 50th anniversary (January 25, 2022), after having a few days of renewal.

January 2, 2022
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